With a series of just four self-released untitled white labels, Dense and Pika have really grabbed the techno community's attention. The hype is reminiscent of Sandwell District a few years back, and the on-point Hot Flush have been wise to give them their first proper signing. "Crispy Duck" sits pretty on the border of house and tech with a sludgy, almost Chicago beat structure. "Coil", meanwhile sounds like an old Dave Clarke joint circa "Red 2". "31" meanwhile is an ice-cold marriage of Berlin and Detroit. All three are fine examples of pure, undiluted techno.
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